On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the Supreme Court of Maryland granted Silver Spring attorney Asher Newton Weinberg’s second motion to modify his indefinite suspension and replaced it with six months of probation.

The case is entitled “Attorney Grievance Commission v. Asher Newton Weinberg,” with case no. 1

Weinberg had been indefinitely suspended in August 2023 for multiple violations of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct during his representation of a criminal defendant. Specifically, Weinberg provided inaccurate information in court filings about a victim’s identification of his client. He also made false statements that cast doubt on the integrity of judges presiding over the criminal case.

The Supreme Court found that Weinberg’s actions, while not motivated by selfish reasons, were still serious breaches of ethics that undermined the reputation and credibility of the legal system. As a result, he received an indefinite suspension with the opportunity to apply for reinstatement after six months.

Weinberg promptly filed his first motion to modify the suspension. However, that motion was denied by the Supreme Court. Undeterred, Weinberg filed a second motion requesting reconsideration of his suspension.

In its February 21, 2024 order, the Supreme Court agreed to grant Weinberg’s second motion in part. Instead of the indefinite suspension, the Court replaced it with six months of probation subject to Weinberg complying with the conduct rules.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that the second motion for modification of suspension is granted in part; and it is further ORDERED that, pursuant to Rules 19-740(c)(2)(B) and 19-741(h), and accounting from the date of this Order, Mr. Weinberg’s suspension from the practice of law is stayed in favor of six months’ probation subject to the condition that he comply with the Maryland.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Weinberg is a DUI & DWI attorney in Lexington Park, Maryland. He attended the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center, graduating in 2006. He acquired his law license in Maryland in 2013.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.